Multi award winning photojournalist Lisa Hogben completed a BVA at UNSWAD in 1988 and is currently a MVA candidate at Griffith University. Her MVA project is about the photographic representation of Indigenous and Refugee women. Lisa Hogben has worked as a freelance photojournalist for TIME Magazine, The New York Times, The South African Times, The Canberra Times and The Australian and has contributed work to TIME, Fairfax, News Limited, Pacific Publications and Australian Consolidated Press publications for the last thirty years. Her work has been exhibited globally and published in international photographic monographs. Lisa has worked as a photo editor for Photojournale and was on the selection panel for the United Nations Calendar of Water Use. Lisa has completed a full-length video documentary and has shot shorts for Amnesty International and a variety of other brands. Lisa’s particular areas of interest are Indigenous Issues and the Environment.
Lisa Hogben says….
“I think the camera is a very simple tool. People seem to have the impression that great photographs are just the result of pressing a button at the right time, perhaps even at a random time. But I think the art of photography is the empathy that you have with your subject and the personal vision that you take with you when you point a camera in a particular direction. The immediacy of the medium is what separates it from all others… it’s a very powerful connection that you can make when you communicate and react with your subject in the here and now. The fact that you can document that process while it is happening is the unique thing. To me it’s all about being there, the photo is just the by-product of the encounter.”
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